The latest act confirmed to be performing at Glastonbury 2019 has been announced. Kylie Minogue is the latest headline act to be confirmed to headline the ‘legends’ slot, on the Pyramid stage, at Glastonbury 2019.
The Australian pop star will headline, the coveted slot, on Sunday the 30th of June 2019, following in the footsteps of Dolly Parton and Barry Gibb. The announcement comes 14 years after breast cancer forced her to pull out of headlining the festival.
“I’m so thrilled to announce that I’ll be playing the ‘Legend slot’ on Sunday 30th June @glastofest 2019. It will be 14 years since I was originally meant to appear there so much has happened up to now. I can’t wait to see you all there to share this special show,” says Minogue, in a statement posted on the stars social media.
In an announcement made on Twitter, Glastonbury organiser, Emily Eavis said: “We are delighted to announce that Kylie is finally bringing her show to Glastonbury. She’ll play the legendary Sunday afternoon slot at next year’s Festival. And we cannot wait.”
Minogue,50, was originally supposed to headline the Pyramid Stage, in 2004, but had to cancel to undergo treatment. Basement Jaxx stepped in to replace her, and covered her hit ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, in tribute. Minogue returned to Worthy Farm in 2010 to cameo with Scissor Sisters, but has never played a full set.
Speaking to the Associated Press earlier this year, Minogue said: “When I was supposed to do it I think I would have been the first solo female to headline in however many years it was, so I was really proud of that at that time. Obviously it didn’t happen. So yes, it would be amazing and very emotional to be standing there and doing what I didn’t get to do all those years ago, for sure.”
The pop superstar knows how to put on a, crowd-pleasing, show – so she’s bound to draw a huge audience. The star is no stranger to success, with 51 singles, in the UK top 40, 7 UK number one singles- including ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and ‘I Should Be So Lucky’, and 6 UK number one albums, under her belt.
Kylie will be joined on the line-up by, grime star, Stormzy, who has been announced as the Friday night headliner. No other acts have been revealed to-date, but rumoured headliners include Paul McCartney, Arctic Monkeys, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, and The Cure. Glastonbury 2019 will take place, at Worthy Farm, from the 26th to the 30th of June, after taking a fallow year in 2018. Tickets have already sold out but there’ll be full coverage on BBC TV, radio and online.